If you live in or near Oklahoma City, you’re invited to join in three different professional development workshops I’ll be leading in July.
Next Tuesday, July 10th, I’ll be teaching a full day “Introduction to Google Documents” workshop for Canadian Valley Technology Center based in Yukon, Oklahoma. Angela Mills is coordinating the workshop (Angela.Mills [at] piedmontschools [dot] org). It’s primarily for teachers in Piedmont Public Schools, but last I heard there are still spots available. If you contact Angela next Monday she might be able to make arrangements for you to join us! We’ll be holding the workshop at Stone Ridge Elementary School in Piedmont.
The last three days of next week, July 11, 12 and 13, I’ll be facilitating another iPad Media Camp like I led in June in Yukon Public Schools. Our format will be the same: Day 1 will focus on narrated slideshows and screencasts, Day 2 on “Quick Edit” videography with the iPad, and Day 3 on eBook Creation Options and Interactive Digital Writing. We’ll be meeting at “The Div” in Edmond for the workshop, and start at 9 am each day and end by 4 pm. Of all the professional development workshops I’ve led to date in my career, iPad Media Camp has been my favorite! “The ethic of minimal clicks” (described in my eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing“) makes iPad media production AND publishing much more “doable” for classroom teachers. I can’t wait to see the STUDENT media projects which camp participants are going to facilitate in the 2012-2013 school year! Registration is still open for next week’s iPad Media Camp. Feel free to contact me directly by phone or electronically if you have questions. I’d love for you to join us at the Div for this 3 day event!
In two weeks, I’ll be teaching and facilitating a week long “Scratch Camp” July 16-20, 2012 for students entering 3rd grade through 8th grade. We will meet from 9 am till noon each day at The Div in Edmond, learning about creating projects in Scratch and building our own. These will include stories, animations, games, and more. Check out the Scratch curriculum we used for our June 1.5 day Friday night / Saturday parent/child Scratch Camp at the Div. While this “Scratch Camp” experience is designed for students, if you’re a teacher interested in learning more about Scratch this would be a good opportunity to not only learn more about the program but also how you can facilitate student Scratch projects in your own classroom. Contact Lindsey Miller at The Div if you’re interested in attending as a teacher. If you know any incoming 3rd through 8th graders who would be interested in learning how to create cool, interactive projects in Scratch July 16-20, please sign them up or let them know about this opportunity! Full details and a sign up form are available on The Div’s website.
All the links to my past as well as upcoming presentation and workshop resources are available on the Google site, wiki.wesfryer.com. If you’re planning professional development or an education conference in 2012-2013, please contact me for a quote if you’re interested in any of the workshops, keynotes, or breakout sessions I offer. I’d love to help you and educators in your area become better multimedia communicators and more comfortable classroom facilitators of “blended learning” experiences for students!
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- Storychasing NASA History at Space Center Houston - 2011
- Dell Inspiron duo Convertible Tablet at the Microsoft Store - 2011
- The Marketing Slogans I'd Give AT&T - 2011
- Screentime stats for youth and the Open Learning Exchange via @fastcompany - 2010
- Quickstart guides for Posterous and iPadio - 2010
- More book recommendations about the Middle East and Islam - 2010
- iTunes Account for a Child without a Credit Card - 2009
- 21st Century Skills Our Students Need - 2008
- A Message for my School Board - 2008
- links for 2008-07-06 - 2008